New York Shooting:An Unidentified Gunman Opens Fire In Hospital, Killing One And Injuring Six


On Friday afternoon, an unidentified gunman opened fire in an hospital in New York injuring six and killing one doctor.

The shooter was himself a doctor and former employee of the hospital, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio and police chief James O’Neill, who ruled out a connection to terrorism.

The assailant attacked the hospital with an automatic weapon carefully concealed under his shirt, officials said.

The incident occurred at the 1000-bed Bronx-Lebanon hospital just before 3 pm (1900 GMT) as many patients were receiving consultations.

Police quickly cordoned off the area and encircled the hospital, placing officers on rooftops as they conducted a floor-by-floor search for the assailant.

The shooter, whose identity has not been officially disclosed, was eventually found dead in a pool of blood on the 17th floor of the building after apparently killing himself, according to O’Neill.